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BIG Exhibitions

SMALL Exhibitions

Black Winners of the
Nobel Prize for Literature

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Bonvibre's Other Poetry Book

Harlem Renaissance

But first ...

On a late-winter night early in 1939, Billie Holiday stood on stage at New York's Cafe Society and, with a single pin light illuminating her face, sang a new song called Strange Fruit:

Strange Fruit
Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood on the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar tees
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnlas, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Read more on Strange Fruit.

BIG Websites ...

Maya Angelou -
poetry, novels

Amiri Baraka = LeRoi Jones - poetry

Gwendolyn Brooks - poetry

Octavia Butler -
scifi (discontinued)

Lucille Clifton - poetry

Samuel Delany -
scifi, contemp lit, essays

Rita Dove - poetry

Paul Laurence Dunbar - poetry

Nikki Giovanni - poetry

Dick Gregory -
humor, politics

Chester Himes -
mystery, protest fiction

The Last Poets - poetry

June Jordan -
poetry, plays

Haki Madhubuti = Don Lee - poetry

Toni Morrison - novels

Walter Mosley - mysteries

Ishmael Reed -
novels, poetry

 Jean Toomer - poetry

Derek Walcott -
poetry, plays

Alice Walker -
poetry, contemp lit, essays

Richard Wright -
poetry, literature

Bonvibre's Poety Book

Arna Bontemps

Countee Cullen

Mari Evans

Gloria Wade-Gayles

Langston Hughes

Georgia D. Johnson

Helene Johnson

Audre Lorde

Claude McKay

Eugene Redmond

 Sonia Sanchez

Ntozake Shange

Sekou Sundiata

Bonvibre's OTHER Poety Book (30 poets)

Black Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

1993: TONI MORRISON who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.

1992: DEREK WALCOTT for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment.

1988: NAGUIB MAHFOUZ who, through works rich in nuance-now clearsightedly realistic, now evocatively ambigous-has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind.

1986: WOLE SOYINKA who in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashions the drama of existence.

list of Nobel Prize in Literature Laureates

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